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4-H Sheep

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

Youth will learn how to select a project lamb, properly care for the animal, and prepare the animal for show. Youth will also learn about sheep products and by-products.  Youth will practice presenting oral reasons, determine yield grades, compare digestive systems, explore a feed tag, practice management practices, and deliver a lamb.


  • Select, feed, and house a market lamb
  • Select, care for, fit, show, breed, and market sheep
  • Fit and show a lamb
  • Evaluate a carcass
  • Control insects and parasites
  • Market wool

4-H Sheep Curriculum

Available from the Extension office or online at 4-H Sheep Curriculum

Sheep 1 – Rams, Lambs, & You
Sheep 2 – Shear Delight
Sheep 3 – Leading the Flock
Sheep Helper’s Guide

Member Publications

Available in the Extension office or online at

C0096E – Individual Ewe Record
C0728E – Market Livestock Record
C0729E – Breeding Livestock Record
C0914E – Animal Science Record
C1052E – Producer Affidavit & Market Lamb Health Record
C1113E – Supplemental Animal Affidavit & Health Record
EM3125 – 4-H Advanced Livestock Science Manual
NEEC20594 – Livestock Judging Guide
PNW679 – Judging Sheep and Oral Reasons

Leader Publications

EB1462E – Washington Lamb of Merit
OR4H1422L – Sheep Chart

National 4-H Sheep Resources
State 4-H Sheep Resources


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Other Resources

Market Lamb Health Record
What Does it Mean to Be a Sheep? – University of California
American Sheep Industry Association